Health Rewind: Kandi on Why It’s So Hard for African-Americans to Talk About Sex

Plus, measles outbreak reaches 100-plus.

Kandi Burruss Sounds Off About Sex, Stigma and Blacks - In a recent interview with Huffington Post, reality star and sex-toy innovator Kandi Burruss talks about the importance of empowering Black women around their sexuality. Burruss emphasizes that the Black church and over-sexualized images in the media serve as barriers for African-Americans to have open and honest conversations about sex and pleasure. Do you agree? ? Kellee Terrell(Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Department)

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Kandi Burruss Sounds Off About Sex, Stigma and Blacks - In a recent interview with Huffington Post, reality star and sex-toy innovator Kandi Burruss talks about the importance of empowering Black women around their sexuality. Burruss emphasizes that the Black church and over-sexualized images in the media serve as barriers for African-Americans to have open and honest conversations about sex and pleasure. Do you agree? — Kellee Terrell(Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Department)

Why Black Women Have to Take Control of Their Health - Why do Black women have poorer health and higher rates of diabetes and heart disease? In an article for WCPO.com, Dr. Nita Walker stresses that Black women tend to put everyone ahead of themselves and have poorer access to health care and healthy foods. Genetics also are a factor. Her advice: Step up and make better lifestyle choices and also get to a doctor to gauge where your health is now. (Photo: Peathegee Inc/Blend Images/Corbis)

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Why Black Women Have to Take Control of Their Health - Why do Black women have poorer health and higher rates of diabetes and heart disease? In an article for WCPO.com, Dr. Nita Walker stresses that Black women tend to put everyone ahead of themselves and have poorer access to health care and healthy foods. Genetics also are a factor. Her advice: Step up and make better lifestyle choices and also get to a doctor to gauge where your health is now. (Photo: Peathegee Inc/Blend Images/Corbis)

Meat Heavy Diets Bad for Your Kidneys - If you are suffering from kidney disease, you might want to cut back on eating so much meat, a new study suggests. Researchers found that eating a high-acid diet ? a lot of meat and not enough fruits and veggies ? tripled the risk of a person with kidney disease of having kidney failure. Eating too much meat can affect our kidneys? ability to flush acid out of our bodies, Health Day writes.(Photo: Deb Lindsey for the Washington Post/Getty Images)

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Meat Heavy Diets Bad for Your Kidneys - If you are suffering from kidney disease, you might want to cut back on eating so much meat, a new study suggests. Researchers found that eating a high-acid diet — a lot of meat and not enough fruits and veggies — tripled the risk of a person with kidney disease of having kidney failure. Eating too much meat can affect our kidneys’ ability to flush acid out of our bodies, Health Day writes.(Photo: Deb Lindsey for the Washington Post/Getty Images)

HPV Vaccine Does Not Encourage Girls to Have Sex, Study Says - Since the HPV vaccine entered the market, conservatives and some parents have complained that this vaccine will encourage teens to have riskier sex. Well that just isn?t so, according to a recent report. Researchers found that STD rates rose at the same rate among vaccinated girls and unvaccinated girls, USA Today reported.  (Photo: ERproductions Ltd/Blend Images/Corbis)

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HPV Vaccine Does Not Encourage Girls to Have Sex, Study Says - Since the HPV vaccine entered the market, conservatives and some parents have complained that this vaccine will encourage teens to have riskier sex. Well that just isn’t so, according to a recent report. Researchers found that STD rates rose at the same rate among vaccinated girls and unvaccinated girls, USA Today reported.  (Photo: ERproductions Ltd/Blend Images/Corbis)

Dehydration Linked to Higher Stroke Risk - Being hydrated at the moment one has a stroke can determine who heals better and who doesn?t. Researchers found that dehydrated stroke patients were four times more likely to have symptoms get worse than hydrated patients. It?s unknown why hydration plays such a factor; researchers admit that more research needs to be done, Medical Xpress writes.(Photo: Riou/Getty Images)

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Dehydration Linked to Higher Stroke Risk - Being hydrated at the moment one has a stroke can determine who heals better and who doesn’t. Researchers found that dehydrated stroke patients were four times more likely to have symptoms get worse than hydrated patients. It’s unknown why hydration plays such a factor; researchers admit that more research needs to be done, Medical Xpress writes.(Photo: Riou/Getty Images)

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Why Doctors Place Patients in Medically Induced Comas - In the wake of Bobbi Kristina — Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s only child — fighting for her life in a medically induced coma, a recent USA Today article highlights why this type of coma is a common treatment for oxygen-deprived brains. Doctors use this procedure to help bring down swelling and reduce inflammation. (Photo: Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

Pepperidge Farms Recalls Bagels for Potential Allergens - The popular baking company recalled more than 46,000 bags of bagels late last week, Time.com reported. The company admitted that there were unaccounted almonds and peanuts in the batches of the following bagels: Plain, everything, cinnamon raisin bagels and for whole wheat, cinnamon raisin and brown sugar mini bagels. There were no fatal allergies or illnesses reported as of yet. (Photo: Fotomaschinist/Westend61/Corbis)

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Pepperidge Farms Recalls Bagels for Potential Allergens - The popular baking company recalled more than 46,000 bags of bagels late last week, Time.com reported. The company admitted that there were unaccounted almonds and peanuts in the batches of the following bagels: Plain, everything, cinnamon raisin bagels and for whole wheat, cinnamon raisin and brown sugar mini bagels. There were no fatal allergies or illnesses reported as of yet. (Photo: Fotomaschinist/Westend61/Corbis)

Need an HIV Test? There?s an App for That
 - Researchers have developed a smartphone app that can test folks for HIV. This inexpensive accessory, which takes blood from one?s finger, can give results in as little as 15 minutes. The app can also test for syphilis and doctors hope it will be useful in areas where people have little access to preventive health care, writes Health Day News. (Photo: Boone Rodriguez/Masterfile/Corbis)

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Need an HIV Test? There’s an App for That
 - Researchers have developed a smartphone app that can test folks for HIV. This inexpensive accessory, which takes blood from one’s finger, can give results in as little as 15 minutes. The app can also test for syphilis and doctors hope it will be useful in areas where people have little access to preventive health care, writes Health Day News. (Photo: Boone Rodriguez/Masterfile/Corbis)

Do Liberals Outlive Conservatives?

 - A recent study found that people with liberal views like Kerry Washington live longer than conservatives like Stacey Dash. Researchers looked at 32,000 adults who were either Republican, Democrat, Independent or other. They found that conservatives and moderates had 6 percent higher chance of dying earlier compared to liberals, writes USA Today. (Photos from left: Jason Merritt/Getty Images, Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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Do Liberals Outlive Conservatives?

 - A recent study found that people with liberal views like Kerry Washington live longer than conservatives like Stacey Dash. Researchers looked at 32,000 adults who were either Republican, Democrat, Independent or other. They found that conservatives and moderates had 6 percent higher chance of dying earlier compared to liberals, writes USA Today. (Photos from left: Jason Merritt/Getty Images, Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

What's the Best Way to Get Pregnant Moms to Quit Smoking? - Cold hard cash, suggests researchers. They put the moms into two programs ? one with and one without a cash incentive. They found that 23 percent of the women who received money quit smoking compared to 9 percent of women who just received advice, writes Science Daily. This worked even after they gave birth ? with 14 percent not smoking again. (Photo: JGI/Tom Grill/Blend Images/Corbis)

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What's the Best Way to Get Pregnant Moms to Quit Smoking? - Cold hard cash, suggests researchers. They put the moms into two programs — one with and one without a cash incentive. They found that 23 percent of the women who received money quit smoking compared to 9 percent of women who just received advice, writes Science Daily. This worked even after they gave birth — with 14 percent not smoking again. (Photo: JGI/Tom Grill/Blend Images/Corbis)

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To Houston Texans Arian Foster, Yoga and Kale Are Amazing - In a recent article in Well and Good, NFL player Arian Foster talks about his passion for yoga and clean eating. The Houston Texan's love for yoga was prompted by his father, who also played football. Foster also sounds off on the importance of eating a plant-based diet and how meditation helps balance the chaos in our lives. (Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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To Houston Texans Arian Foster, Yoga and Kale Are Amazing - In a recent article in Well and Good, NFL player Arian Foster talks about his passion for yoga and clean eating. The Houston Texan's love for yoga was prompted by his father, who also played football. Foster also sounds off on the importance of eating a plant-based diet and how meditation helps balance the chaos in our lives. (Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

New York City?s Homeless Rates Reach a Record High - According to New York City records, the Big Apple?s homeless rates have reached a record high. From December 2013 to December 2014, 59,068 residents are unstably housed, a 10 percent increase from a year ago, the Huffington Post reports. Crippling poverty, high housing rents, higher rates of unemployment and dangerous housing put low-income New Yorkers at risk for homelessness. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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New York City’s Homeless Rates Reach a Record High - According to New York City records, the Big Apple’s homeless rates have reached a record high. From December 2013 to December 2014, 59,068 residents are unstably housed, a 10 percent increase from a year ago, the Huffington Post reports. Crippling poverty, high housing rents, higher rates of unemployment and dangerous housing put low-income New Yorkers at risk for homelessness. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Make a Day of It - You?re doing some major good here, so why not get your girls involved? Throw a soir?e with light bites and drinks and have your friends each bring a bag to sort and donate. Think about the difference you?re making in the lives of others as motivation.   (Photo: JLP/Jose L. Pelaez/Corbis)

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Should Teenage Girls Get Breast Reductions? - With more teenage girls getting breast reduction surgery than ever before, a recent Atlantic article wonders if these procedures have consequences. While studies show that young girls with large breasts suffer from higher rates of low self-esteem, there are questions that breasts may grow back as teens grow with age and weight gain. (Photo: JLP/Jose L. Pelaez/Corbis)

Recent US Measles Outbreak Reaches 100 - The recent measles outbreak has reached 102 people, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The highly publicized outbreak, which has been linked to Disneyland, mostly occurred among those who were not vaccinated from the disease, Health Day reported. A disease that was once eradicated, measles has made a comeback with 600 cases reported in 2014. (Photo: AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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Recent US Measles Outbreak Reaches 100 - The recent measles outbreak has reached 102 people, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The highly publicized outbreak, which has been linked to Disneyland, mostly occurred among those who were not vaccinated from the disease, Health Day reported. A disease that was once eradicated, measles has made a comeback with 600 cases reported in 2014. (Photo: AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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Food Stamp Study Tracking Purchases Coming Soon - According to USA Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be releasing a report soon on the spending habits of those receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Pressure to have this breakdown has been mounting, especially given that the Conservative Right believes that a large portion of taxpayers’ money is being spent on junk food and soda by low-income Americans. (Photo: GettyImages)